Saturday, 13 March 2010

Hadrian's Wall Illumination - I was there!

Here are some photos (in back to front order). These were taken by Mr.H. beside Wallend Farm. Luckily I stayed on the "cell"(a 2 mile stretch of Hadrian's Wall) that I wanted right beside our B&B.

I'm in the B&B right now. It's 10.43pm and I am beginning to come down from an adrenaline high. The fact was...it was absolutely fabulous. The event surpassed my expectations. I don't know what I expected but the atmosphere amongst everyone was marvellous. Everyone was friendly. Everyone mucked in and got on with the job. I shall tell more tomorrow (to be honest I am completely done in!!!!) and download some more photos of fellow volunteers who helped to light and man the burners, the flares and the candles. (I was chuffed to bits...I got to let off a flare!)

These photos are taken looking across to Walltown Crags. In some of them you can just see the outline of Thirlwall Castle and in others you can see the "V" shape of the Vallum just along the line of the National Trail...

and yes....it was hauntingly beautiful to see the line of light dotted along the tips of the crags and then across to Gilsland.....

Until tomorrow...!












5 comments:

the fly in the web said...

Wow....your enjoyment of that was palpable...

lakeviewer said...

Great photos! Wonderful event. No wonder you are high!

Saco-Harry said...

Brilliant! So wish I could've hopped a plane and been part of it.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Fly: yes...I think I am still on a high even now (Monday morning)!

Lakeviewer: Thank you. I'll pass on the thanks (re:the photos) to my husband. He got frustrated that he coudln't take even better ones. It was nice to have him there so we could enjoy it together...

Saco-Harry: Yep...I can imagine how you feel. Here's hoping that they might repeat it sometime...then you'll have a second chance. The place was buzzing all weekend!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

"couldn't". One of these days...I'm going to re-read what I type before I publish it!!!!